The BlueData EPIC™ (Elastic Private Instant Clusters) software platform solves the infrastructure challenges and limitations that can slow down and stall Big Data deployments. With EPIC software, you can spin up Hadoop or Spark clusters – with the data and analytical tools that your data scientists need – in minutes rather than months.
Leveraging the power of containers and the performance of bare-metal, EPIC delivers speed, agility, and cost-efficiency for Big Data infrastructure. It works with all of the major Apache Hadoop distributions as well as Apache Spark. It integrates with each of the leading analytical applications, so your data scientists can use the tools they prefer. You can run it with any shared storage environment, so you don’t have to move your data. And it delivers the enterprise-grade security and governance that your IT teams require.
With the BlueData EPIC software platform, you can provide Hadoop-as-a-Service or Spark-as-a-Service in an on-premises deployment model.
Features and Benefits
Deploy in Minutes: Big Data Clusters in Minutes, not Months
The BlueData EPIC software platform eliminates the complexity of Big Data infrastructure deployments, giving all your stakeholders the ability to instantly build and manage their Hadoop or Spark clusters in a virtualized environment running on Docker containers.
Instant cluster provisioning
In a world where demands for data are increasingly dynamic across diverse business units, the EPIC platform enables your organization to create a cloud-like consumption model using your existing on-premises infrastructure. Users across the organization can now quickly and easily create Big Data clusters. EPIC ensures flexibility for users while enabling you to easily manage resources.
Use your Big Data tools of choice
EPIC offers the top-hits library of Big Data tools and applications to address a wide variety of use cases including MapReduce centric batch processing, interactive SQL, and stream processing. For example, with EPIC, you can create standalone Apache Spark clusters independent of a Hadoop distribution. You can also quickly create multiple clusters using different Hadoop distributions as well as different versions of the same distribution on common infrastructure.
Self-service job creation
Instead of waiting weeks or months, users throughout your organization can process Big Data jobs as needed. That means your data scientists and analysts can now quickly respond to dynamic business requirements by running a variety of jobs ranging from analytical SQL to Spark machine-learning scripts against their data in a matter of a few clicks. A high level of elasticity allows the on-premises BlueData platform to dynamically adapt to changing workload requirements in the most cost-efficient manner.
“BlueData is a game changer for those struggling to simplify the provisioning and management of Big Data.”
ENTERPRISE STRATEGY GROUP
Reduce Complexity: Optimize Performance
EPIC unifies Big Data server, storage and management into a single, easy-to-use, multi-tenant platform that provides IT with control over the reservation of resources for different tenants and application-sensitive caching to maximize performance.
Multi-tenancy is a key capability of the BlueData EPIC platform. It means your disparate stakeholders (e.g., marketing, R&D, sales, finance) no longer have to wait in a queue to gain access to Big Data clusters. They can now run Big Data jobs simultaneously. And with EPIC, your IT teams can use policy-based automation and management to control the reservation of resources for different tenants.
BlueData’s patent-pending DataTap™ technology addresses critical challenges to the adoption of Big Data in enterprises. With DataTap, you can access and run Big Data jobs directly against existing enterprise-class storage systems. Because EPIC separates compute and storage, you don’t need to move data before running analytics. This means that sensitive data stays put in your secure storage system 24×7 with enterprise-grade data governance.
The BlueData patent-pending IOBoost™ technology enables extreme performance in a virtualized environment that is comparable to or better than bare-metal infrastructure. Working in conjunction with DataTap, IOBoost provides application aware-caching and tiering to accelerate performance for Big Data jobs.
Increase Utilization, Get More Value
With BlueData, you can save up to 75 percent on the infrastructure and operational costs for your Big Data deployment. The EPIC platform helps improve hardware utilization, eliminates uncontrolled cluster sprawl and data duplication, and provides unparalleled flexibility to mix and match different server generations for your Big Data needs.
Compute and storage separation
EPIC disconnects analytical processing from data storage, giving you the ability to independently scale compute and storage instantly on an as-needed basis. This enables more effective utilization of compute resources, more flexibility on server/storage configurations and, as a result, lower data center operating costs.
Eliminate data duplication
By using DataTap to analyze data in enterprise distributed storage, your organization can significantly reduce cost by eliminating the 3X data duplication in bare-metal Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) environments. You can also reduce the time-consuming manual data movement efforts between these systems.
Any server, any storage
EPIC supports any server, allowing you to select the server that best fits your needs or to mix and match various server generations. EPIC homogenizes different versions of servers so Big Data compute speed isn’t reduced to a lowest common denominator. Just as important, enterprises have the ability to access Big Data from any storage device, including those running Gluster, HDFS, Swift, and NFS (Network File System).